September 2011 Archives
EXCEL for Youth celebrated it's 29th year this summer. Fifty accelerated classes in science, technology, visual art, drama, and writing for students entering 4-9th grades were held on the campus of Sonoma State University from June 27 to July 29. The one to two week classes used the school's specialized arts, science and technology labs, and integrated many guest speakers and field trips. Courses included Pre-Med for Kids, 3-D Animation and Modeling, Crime Scene Investigation, Robotomania, Industrial Scrap Magic, Time Warp Travelers, Crash and Burn Chemistry and many, many more.
The Chancellor's Office recently awarded SEE with a $50,000 grant to support the B.A. Completion program in Solano. The grant provides matching funds for scholarships as well as support for advising and the development of on-line/hybrid courses.
In the spring of 2011, SEE offered its first upper division course work to Solano County area residents leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies. Now with its second semester approaching the program is addressing the needs of its experienced and diverse student population.
For more information about this program or other B.A. completion programs offered by SEE click here.
Below are SEE highlights from 2010-2011: (for a full report go to our homepage)
• 1,158 students enrolled in January Intersession and attended one or more of the 70
courses offered (250 course units)
• Over 130 academic courses (426 units) were offered
• Summer Session enrolled 1,372 students
• 14 students completed the new Patient Navigator Certificate Program in partnership with Sonoma County's Integrative Medical Clinic Foundation
• Osher Lifelong Learning fundraising efforts totalled over $100,000
• In conjunction with the Hutchins Dialogue Center launched the Intergenerational Dialogue lecture series bringing together, SSALI, OLLI and SSU Freshmen students
• The City of JeJu, South Korea, along with their sister City Santa Rosa, sent students to participate in the summer EXCEL for youth program
• Welcomed a new director, Ray Johnson, to oversee the Tasting Room Management and Wine Institute programs
• Offered Liberal Studies programs at Napa Valley College and Solano Community College in partnership with SSU's School of Social Sciences
• New Online Professional Development non-credit courses became increasingly popular, enrolling more than 35 students since March 2011